Monorail Evacuated After “Explosion” in Walt Disney World

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Guests evacuate a Walt Disney World Monorail train car.

Credit: Kris Lenk

This story has been updated.



An emergency evacuation of the Disney World Monorail system is currently taking place.

Monorail at the Magic Kingdom.
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Fox35 is now reporting that passengers are being evacuated off of a Walt Disney World Monorail following an unknown emergency that took place Tuesday morning.

Kris Lenk, a passenger aboard one of the trains, told Fox35, “There was a loud bang explosion, and then we kind of saw a big flash of light. After that, the monorail slowed down.” Reedy Creek workers have complained to local outlets that a Walt Disney World Monorail train was in fact, stuck and that the local fire department responded.

The Walt Disney World Monorail stopped over water in EPCOT.
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Fox35 reporter Pattrik Perez shared the following message on X (Twitter):

A Disney World monorail came to a complete stop this morning while on its way to Epcot. A passenger on board told me they heard a loud explosion sound & then a flash of light. His cart was evacuated about 15 mins ago. Working to confirm what caused it to break down. The Walt Disney World Resort has issued a statement regarding the incident, revealing the cause of the issue. Scott Gustin shared the following statement:

“This morning, the monorail experienced a flat tire near the EPCOT parking lot toll plaza. No guests or cast members have reported injuries, and all passengers were safely evacuated.”

According to new information, a total of 71 guests were rescued from the stopped Monorail.

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Due to the sheer size of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, guests are given a wide range of options when it comes to transportation. Guests can climb aboard one of hundreds of buses to get to and from all four theme parks, both water parks and Disney Springs, as well as all of the Walt Disney World hotels. Guests staying at certain Walt Disney World resort hotels can opt to walk to the theme parks as well, though we don’t blame you if you choose not to.

Guests may also utilize the Walt Disney World Skyliner to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT as well as select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

The Monorail at Walt Disney World takes guests to and from Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, as well as Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Disney runs and operates a total of 12 different trains on Walt Disney World property, allowing guests to traverse the massive Orlando, Florida, resort in style. Each Monorail train car features a unique color, making it fun to try and spot all the different versions.

Guests can also utilize the Monorail at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

Stay tuned here for more details!

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